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David Anthony Tests Positive

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 3:21pm by Andy Shen

7/30 Update: A more complete story is still forthcoming, but DA asked me to post this fuller apology in the meantime.

 

 

Last week, I announced on NYVelocity.com that I had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).  Since then, I have heard words of support from friends and former teammates, as well as some rather pointed comments directed toward me personally, and an even greater amount of unfounded speculation toward my former team, my coaches, and those close to me. To everyone – to the BH Garneau/ComedyCentral team and sponsors, to CRCA, to race organizers, to my competitors, to my coaches, and to my friends – I want to make a sincere, unconditional apology for my actions and for the negative impact it has had on you and this sport. I want to be very explicit that I acted alone, and without the knowledge or complicity of others.

The reactions and comments to my admission have been varied, but nearly all of them have asked the right questions: how did this happen, who knew, when did it start, and why? Those affected by my actions have a right to know the answers to these questions, and I have tried to be as forthcoming with these details as possible. First, I have supplied explicit details of my case to USADA concerning from whom the PEDs were procured and how they were administered, and have spoken at length with CEO Travis Trygart and the USADA staff. I have been working with a former teammate (and full-time journalist) known to many in the local peloton on a full and objective accounting of the details of my case – including timing and usage – and intend to release this for broader distribution on NYVelocity.com in the coming days. One thing that you will not see in my accounting, however, is a roadmap for how I doped--the last thing I want is to provide guidance on how to go down this destructive path.

As for the “why”, many readers and anonymous commenters have made suggestions as to my motivations; some of the comments fair, and others not. The “why” is something that ultimately I alone will have to answer. The objective reality is that it is an extremely empty and damaging experience all around. To be clear, I am not asking for understanding or forgiveness for my actions. During my two-year suspension from racing, I will work with USADA and racing clubs to educate cyclists about the dangers for those racers tempted to begin doping, as well as a pathway out for those who want to break free of the same destructive cycle that I allowed myself to slip into. Once again, I sincerely and deeply apologize to all those that my actions have hurt.

Original posting:

On May 20th David Anthony won the men’s 45-9 division in the Gran Fondo New York, and was subjected to a drug test. His A sample came up positive for EPO. The B sample results were pending. David has decided to stop contesting the test and confess. Here is a statement from David. We'll get the full story up soon.

 

 

Statement from DA

There is no easy way to say this -- I was using ways to improve my performance that were cheating. This was something that I alone did, and I take responsibility for it. My team, coaches and friends had absolutely no knowledge or participation in this.

Two things happened recently that put into prospective just how off the deep end I was. The first was that I tested positive for EPO at the Gran Fondo. A week and a half after that I broke my leg in three places in a racing accident. For the first time in years, I was completely off the bike. These two things gave me the perspective to examine just how insane I was acting. The reality is I became obsessed with racing, and maybe even more, with being a part of something. It took these external forces to literally knock me off the bike and out of the ridiculous place I allowed myself to get into. I don’t say this as an excuse; only to say what was going on.

I’ve really let this community down, and I feel terrible about that. I counted many of you as friends, and you deserved a lot better.

 

We'll have more soon, I promise that we'll be open and honest. The BH/Comedy Central team apologizes to the community for results unfairly taken, and for not catching this sooner despite the many warning signs that we now recognize in retrospect. 

Andy Shen

 

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Just wanted to see how this was going so far:
By: Dot Calm
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 5:01pm

"During my two-year suspension from racing, I will work with USADA and racing clubs to educate cyclists about the dangers for those racers tempted to begin doping, as well as a pathway out for those who want to break free of the same destructive cycle that I allowed myself to slip into."

Running is for dorks.
By: Thomas Helmet
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 2:30am

Running is for dorks.

the DA of Running
By: Sam Supple
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 1:40am

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/sports/runner-christian-hesch-describe...

So many similarities:

The justification:
“My justification was that if I used it for three weeks, was running three weeks after that, then I’ll race in another two to three weeks, and, theoretically, I’ll have all the benefits out of my system,” he said.

The reason for coming clean (not because he was a nice guy but because he got caught):
“It was a weird situation to be in because you only read about top athletes doping,” said Justin Patananan, the captain for the Nike Team Run LA men’s group. “We gave Christian the liberty of dealing with Usada when he thought the time was right.”

Greetings from the future! I
By: Paolo Nipple
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:24pm

Greetings from the future! I am sending this message from the year 2096. Things are great here. Flying cars, for one thing. Finally! Universal peace. The iPhone 7 (The iPhone 6 was so good it remained on the market for nearly 80 years).

We're still waiting for that David Anthony piece from NYVelocity, though. To the best of our knowledge, they'll publish it as soon as they finish demanding the head of Lance Armstrong's clone on a pike.

Oh, I forgot to mention: Capital Punishment via Head on Pike is legal now too, thanks to new legislation passed by Mitt Romney in 2013.

Man, that was a dark period.

Leave them alone, theyre busy
By: Hugo Skidmark
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 6:59pm

Leave them alone, theyre busy writing the DA screenplay for Lifetime Television.

Since Shen and Schmalz have
By: Erwan Downtube
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 4:58pm

Since Shen and Schmalz have been working on this "updated, more complete" story for nearly two months now, I'll bet it's going to be the best, most complete article ever.

Or maybe it's easier to howl some more about other people need to clean their house than it is to describe the mess they helped create, now piled up around them.

huh?
By: Giovanni Gearini
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 5:44am

Ahhh,the heartfelt apology after getting busted. But really, taking EPO and getting busted at the 45 yr old category in a Gran Fondo? Have you died of shame yet? The punishment should be 5 years riding only a unicycle.

DA
By: Mahi
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 5:58pm

What is he doing to be relevant these days?
When is that detail account of path to the dark side coming out?

Tooth fairy is real!
By: mehi
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 5:12pm

I recently got a fiver for my wisdom tooth.

Tooth Fairy to Founation
By: Valentin Limit Screw
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:43pm

Tooth Fairy to Founation

So who's gonna tell Mehi
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 2:20pm

So who's gonna tell Mehi about the tooth fairy?

For you newbies, Supperweek
By: schmalz
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 2:11pm

For you newbies, Supperweek followed Brunch fortnight in the 1980s

Bobby Julich
By: mehi
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 2:06pm

I hung out with Bobby at Supperweek in 92. He was unattached and I fed him in one of the road races as I did not race that day. He raced well but not nearly as well as the Coors Light guys. Rumors were the Coors team was doping. Seeing how talented he was and later how far he took his career and all those Coors guys just stayed domestically yet kicked his ass then does make you believe the rumors.

You can never be 100% sure, but Bobby prided himself on being clean.

JONATHAN VAUGHTERS admits to doping
By: Gabriel Seatmast
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 8:15pm

JONATHAN VAUGHTERS admits to doping, what else is new. The campaign against LA is gaining more steam. NYT oped here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/opinion/sunday/how-to-get-doping-out-o...

"under the car"
By: Chihuahua racing
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 1:57am

Really,you retard! Wishing anoother cyclist to get runned over?

This guy is clearly a douche.
By: Some em if u got em
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 1:49am

This guy is clearly a douche. Stop the sappy bullshit. He's probably a rat and will turn on those who helped him. The only justice would be him under the automobile driven by his supplier. Never met the guy. Maybe he is a good guy. But this essay is embarrassing.

I want DA
By: Maxim Ziptie
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 7:39pm

to publicly state that every racer in NYC who he started off competing against would be a Cat1 now it it were not for his doping. shit, I would be celebrating my RR Gold in England as I type this. The inexcusable chain of cycling events set off by DA will never be undone....

Bobby was clean as a whistle,
By: B.Larneystone
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 5:45pm

Bobby was clean as a whistle, just like Irish Spring.

Down grade
By: USAC2
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 4:45pm

I think USAC may grant him a down grade if he admits he was doping to complete 10 cat 5 races..

uhhhhhhh
By: USAC
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:43pm

UHHHHHHHH you arent allowed to downgrade to 5.........but nice try

Typo
By: Dino Drainhole
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:36pm

we not he*

Dear willy nilly, you are a
By: Matteo Ferrule
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:36pm

Dear willy nilly,

you are a tool

Bobby Julich
By: Dino Drainhole
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:35pm

I have always wondered about whether Bobby Julich was a career doper. He was with Motorola, Cofidis in the late 90's & early 2000 Telekom which were definitely doper friendly teams. Yet, he did spend a year at Crédit Agricole and finished his career at CSC. His best results were pre 2005 and he kind of floundered in the remaining years of his career. I guess he can assume that most were doping at that time. Yet he was such a low key and likable cyclist, one would only hope that he won many of his races clean.

To DA
By: willy nilly
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:04pm

Dear DA
You have shared your story, though just a portion of it as many suspect, and made a constructive statement to offer something back by working with USADA or educating the racers not to take your path.
Thank you that's the first step.

Will you now do the honorable thing and call each race promotor to return the stolen prize money and wins, and request a down grade to a category 5 rider ? Some may say that's not necessary and won't change anything, but it actually does mean a lot; it means that you are owning up to your action. It is easy to post a statement on the internet or speak with a stranger on the phone and apologize.
It may be the most difficult thing to do, as you will have to endure humiliation and shattered ego. Yet, because this is an amateur sport and the code you broke is so much more personal, I would like you to do that.
Right now, you are merely hiding these statements and few friends who have given you unconditional support.

how about hamilton's gold
By: David Butyl
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:00pm

how about hamilton's gold going to squeaky clean ekimov, ekimov's going to jullich, jullich's going to mick rogers... that is literally the all drug olympics.

Kip Litton...
By: Elliot Chainline
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 9:02pm

is SO much more than a dude who jumps out of bushes and cuts courses - though that is def part of his repetoire. Kip Litton is the dude who gives himself podium finishes for races that don't exist, but that he invents, with 100 fictional participants, and then posts them online.

Armstrong to Mengoni.
By: Yo Han
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 8:20pm

Armstrong to Mengoni.

Well, what do you know....
By: seat chamferer
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 7:33pm

Well, what do you know.... USAC supports dopers after all!

Shawn Farrell, USAC's anti-doping codpiece signs affidavit for Armstrong. http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/08/news/usa-cycling-has-no-comment-r...

Surprised?

Kip Litton is not DA. Kip
By: Antoine Bushing
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 6:43pm

Kip Litton is not DA. Kip Litton is more like the guy that gets dropped at FBF, hides in the bushes and jumps back in next lap. Or the guy in the crit that goes to the pit for a "mechanical" to get a free lap.

Tacheny is so awesome right
By: Gregorio Gel
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 5:45pm

Tacheny is so awesome right now. I want to hire him as my life coach.

Kip Litton is DA but older.
By: Mega Fast
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 5:32pm

Kip Litton is DA but older.

DA is lucky he got out while
By: Gregorio Gel
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 5:14pm

DA is lucky he got out while he did. Next thing you know, he'd be mixing DZ Nuts cream in his coffee and throwing in Paul Sherwin & Phil Liggett sayings in the normal course of everyday dialogue.

Kip Litton story
By: Esteban Nipple
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 5:01pm

The Kip Litton story is much more serious.

DA should be viewed more as a drug addict who got himself addicted to the scence- still bad, but at least on sime human level I can related to substance abuse.

Screw you guys I am going
By: Fung Chewybacca Stew
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00pm

Screw you guys I am going home

DA is not Justin Bieber, but
By: Mathias Chainsuck
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 1:05am

DA is not Justin Bieber, but he is dating someone as old as Justin Bieber!

Is DA the new Justin Beiber?
By: Leo Bartape
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 10:59pm

Is DA the new Justin Beiber?

teenage girls love their idols!
By: Samuel Cable
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 9:00pm

teenage girls love their idols!

ohmigod, no wayyyy! hey can i
By: Recco Clearcoat
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:06pm

ohmigod, no wayyyy!

hey can i borrow your scrunchy?

Why don't we get this over
By: Benedetto Tigweld
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:05pm

Why don't we get this over with and test Foundation, Mengoni, and the brothers on W.S. United. Residual money will go to clubs racing in prospect park for race clinics because lord knows, they need it.

y'all sound like a bunch of
By: Matthieu Torque
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 7:55pm

y'all sound like a bunch of teenage girls.

get over it.

Note to parents: a degree in
By: Jane Goodall
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 7:51pm

Note to parents: a degree in anthropology can lead to a lifetime of Cat 5 purgatory and general unwitting douchebaggery. Please guide your child appropriately.

http://proformanceathletics.wordpress.com/bio/

"I received my master’s degree from New York University in 2008 in an area called Performance Studies. Although the field developed out of the anthropology and artistic performance fields, it offered me a unique opportunity to study human performance in many of its forms."

When does the comeback tour begin?
By: Samuel Cable
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 7:35pm

Contador is back... DA must be itching to remount his steed! If Vino can do it, DA can!

clearly that tacheny dude has
By: Adam Ziptie
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 7:03pm

clearly that tacheny dude has rage. he must've never got over his embarrassing shellacking at a central park race 25 years ago when he tried jolt cola for the first time, just minutes prior to start, thinking he was legally buzzing & gonna CRUSH IT BRO. didn't quite work out as expected, eh? probably had such an excitable bladder after guzzling it he went wee wee in his genuine leather chamois and avocet polypropylene shorts right at the start line. luckily the promoter was there on scene with bounty the quicker picker upper.

this line sums it up
By: ugh
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:57pm

"while wearing a rolex, btw". . Ok, douchey mcgee, I am no longer taking anything you say seriously. catty much?

David Tachney
By: Dopers Suck
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:55pm

Why are you still a CAT 5 after 25 years ? WTF...Your EPO didnot kick in yet...

Sandbagging run amok!
By: Wave Ring
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:53pm

Sandbagging run amok!

If David Tachney had been
By: Marco Supple
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:34pm

If David Tachney had been racing on and off for 25 years, why was he reacing Cat-5 with DA?

David Tacheny ... is that the
By: Antoine Bushing
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:24pm

David Tacheny ... is that the dude from the x-files?

"David Tacheny · NYU I'm a
By: Johnny Testosteroney
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:20pm

"David Tacheny · NYU

I'm a life long cycling fan and racer and was on the same team as Anthony in 2009 and 2010."

i think most people who have structured training for a year after having none improve quite a bit. it's no surprise to anyone who has has gone from little training to training 6 days a week with a coach and some motivation.

i remember tacheny- he was on the team for 2 months at best. i guess that qualifies him as an expert.

Hey Veteran, if you were
By: Alessandro Bottle
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 5:59pm

Hey Veteran, if you were racing in the 80's/90's, you'd know that shit was just as rampant back then at many amateur/elite levels. Only thing was, it was mostly painkillers and uppers. Maybe you just weren't aware of it, since people had to do the old fashioned thing like talk in person. No internet. Oh the longing for a more simpler time!

Tacheny to Team Legend in
By: Galleazzo Ziptie
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 5:55pm

Tacheny to Team Legend in Their Own Minds p/b KY Personal Lubricant.

DA Symptom of "new $$$ bike racers"
By: Veteran Observer
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:50am

DA is a sad symptom of yuppie bike racers coming into this sport.

Since the mid-80s I have been training and began racing in the 90's. I started with toe clips and woollen jerseys.

There once was a CODE, based on bike handling skills, racing skills, gradual respect from the racers and riders on the road.

But this code has been buried knee deep in $$$, big money assholes coming into the sport with carbon this and carbon that, coaches, SRMs, Wattage Wankers, Strava obsessives, with one thing on their mind --- WIN AT ANY COST, by any means necessary, fuck integrity and honor!

DA is the pinnacle of these super-TYPE-A individuals. He needs serious psycho-analysis and nothing else.

Too much attention.

Here's a quote from an ex team mate via Velo News ---

David Tacheny · NYU

I'm a life long cycling fan and racer and was on the same team as Anthony in 2009 and 2010. When he started he couldn't even ride a straight line on his shiney Pinerello Prince with Zipp 404s. I had to explain to him what sew-ups were. By the next year he was obviously a totally different rider. I had to suspend my racing to take care of my son, but as I kept up with my former team mates results, Anthony's rise never seemed legit. I'm 35 and have raced on and off for 25 years. I've seen more 'fat men on carbon fiber' come and go over the years than I can count. David Anthony thought he could BUY himself a hobby, a lifestyle, and a little admiration for riding a cool bike (while wearing a rolex, by the way) shaving his legs and winning a few races. He never understood what the cycling fan/club racer lifestyle is really about and he never will. He's not evil, he's not an ass-hole, and certainly no soul-searching, remorseful victim of his own nerocies. He's a sad, sorry, pitiful loser and he's not worth VN's time.

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· August 2 at 4:51pm

DA budget
By: Veteran Observer
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:28am

"It cost about $500 a month, but it was something Anthony was willing to pay"

That's rent in some parts!

LIGHTEN UP ASSHOLES --- Take up BOWLING
By: Veteran Observer
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:22am
did timmy duggan go to the
By: dude?
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 3:21am

did timmy duggan go to the olympics?

Malone
By: Jack swallows
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 6:22pm

Malone to NYCC and Granfondo

Wrong motivation
By: Malone
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:33pm

It is my belief that DA (and the many others - doped or not) who find racing and results as the only motivation to ride are misguided. People should be intrisically motivated for their own health and enjoyment ... racing/results should be a bonus (if that is what you like). I log 12,000-13,000 hard (and clean) miles a year and gave up my bib# years ago. I know the riders at Cat. 5-3 (and a few 2s) I can and cannot beat from my time on the road ... it doesn't really matter in the bigger scheme of life. Ride for the enjoyment and, if that fades, move onto something else that does give you enjoyment. Be safe out there ...

Idiots
By: Jens Rear Entry
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:12pm

All winners are suspected of doping, Dopers are very careful when using and hiding paraphernalia and process but there is always a trace. It is hard to find out that your close friend is in to something and you (the real idiot) don't notice. DA was far from a nice guy, Dan is a nice guy, Andy is a nice guy, DA, a nice guy? for the idiots.

Seriously?
By: Benjamin Headbadge
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 12:56pm
seriously?
By: Seppe Post
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:38am

you think its hard to hide syringes? people hide massive amounts of gambling debt/drinking/drug abuse from their spouses ALL THE TIME! you, "@becca", are DQ'd from DQ'ing people. and you should check under your bed to see what your spouse is hiding from you...

Idiot
By: @Becca
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 1:29am

Of course, your co-workers might be clueless about your needlework. Do you think they care? But if you have a boyfriend, you think he might notice the empty syringes?

His coach should have noticed the remarkable change in performance for someone his age. He might want to figure out how DA's training would apply to other athletes.

Not everyone thought he was cool. Some questioned his results but had no proof. Now no one thinks he's cool. Except maybe you.

Becca - DQ.

belly fat
By: Keith Richards
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:40pm

bloody amateur

its a shame his team put so
By: pressure
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:29pm

its a shame his team put so much pressure on him that he was forced to dope. He didn't want to lose his place on the team.

What he said
By: Dx
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:04pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/240571572730333/

Let's join, support, contribute and go...

Who's in?

To Le Blaireau
By: Moving On
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 6:06pm

http://nyvelocity.com/content/features/2012/jared-zimlin-florida-rides-c...
NYV posted the above earlier this week. Judging by the lack of comments, not many people read it. It gave a step by step outline on how we can move on by leveling the playing field with testing (and the threat of testing). More importantly we will see who starts to not show up at certain races, who decides to "race Ferraris" and who stops racing well all of a sudden. Most importantly, per the article, those that get tested will have their piece of paper and be able to give the two finger salute to the anonymous accusers on this site.

A Pro doping = unethical A
By: Mehdi Internal Routing
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 5:37pm

A Pro doping = unethical
A Cat 4 doping = pathological (+ unethical)

At least a pro has actual reasons to dope: win bonuses, better team/contract next year, etc.

Know the personality...
By: Dx
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 5:35pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ponzi_schemes

Research any of them...

Intentional fraud...takes a very disturbed individual to openly and continually deceive everyone around him. Particularly, those who are closest and most trusting.

Many of us are pissed because we trusted the little sh*t. I for one don't like to have my trust violated. It's got nothing to do with the fact I might have gotten a different result in any race...etc. It's simply about be taken for a ride by a pathological lying egomaniac.

Relax folks, high school kids
By: culture
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 4:42pm

Relax folks, high school kids use performance enhancing drugs, policemen, firefighters, movie stars, athletes and soldiers use performance enhancing drugs - what is the big deal? It is American Culture, we have the best drugs available at our disposal and the advertising industry that forces us in that direction to use them.

Now we have a new field of Anti Aging medicine, essentially performance enhancers being prescribed by doctors.

Sylvester Stallone looks awesome for a 65 year old, no?

Who is going to watch his new movie "Expendables 2", Arnold Schwartzeneger will feature in this movie, he started using steroids at 15 years old. He is now the Governor of California and a big movie star. Wonderful role models that I aspire to be like.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/hundreds_of_nj_police_firefigh....

Bigger Faster Stronger

Becca just got her cat 1
By: Gabin Brakepad
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 4:19pm

Becca just got her cat 1 upgrade on that post

Becca for the win. That is
By: Mega Fast
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 4:18pm

Becca for the win. That is all.

I'm not saying they should
By: badtoworse
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 4:06pm

I'm not saying they should have known, but to say "If you don't know you should be looking for something, you won't see it.", I would think that a number of accusations on this very site would give you reason to look, no? His coach at least? I mean if numerous people are accusing one of my clients of doping I'd look into it.

DA, so hot right now.
By: Matthias Compliant
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:48pm

DA, so hot right now. DA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV_hDyfmEw4

Oh don't swear it...this will
By: Eratica
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:45pm

Oh don't swear it...this will end up as a book.

idiots
By: Becca
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:30pm

As someone who is diabetic and has to inject insulin into my own fatty tissue 8-10 times a day, and has been doing so for years and will continue to do so everyday for the rest of my life (and yes i have TUE WADA forms and USADA clearance) I can tell you, there are no track marks with subcutaneous fat injections, there is no evidence of an injection site. You just tap a needle into your fat and press the button to release. I don't even hide that I have diabetes, but I have worked side-by-side with people who had no idea I was injecting myself with insulin for months at a time until one day they look up at an awkward moment and ask what I'm doing.

If you don't know you should be looking for something, you won't see it.
Meredith, Cisco, Alex, whoever -- why would they question it? He's been doing drugs since he picked up a bike.
And DA is/was a cool guy, so why would anyone suspect he'd be in such a deep dark obsessive place? - You can keep pointing fingers at everyone for missing the signs, but it seems like every single one of us missed the signs...

Also, can I buy the movie rights to this whole story? I feel like it's gonna make a great lifetime docu-drama, and I'd love to make a buck off this ridiculousness.

Moving on
By: Keep on
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:09pm

Hey, how about that Tim Duggan!

Can we have a review of the
By: shrink
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:08pm

Can we have a review of the best coaches in NY?

"I'll be back"
By: Arnold
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:07pm

“I basically destroyed my leg,” he said. “So, I’m off the bike completely at this point, for a couple of years.”

No place in the VeloNews article does DA say he'll never race again. You haven't seen the last of him.

@Le Blaireau and everyone else who says "let's move on":
Are you so obsessive compulsive that you have to read every post on NYV? Sounds like you have a problem too.

Arnold (I never got caught doping)

I mad still because every
By: badtoworse
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:40pm

I mad still because every time I get beat or dropped by someone who I could beat or drop the year before I'm going to wonder if he's doping. I don't give a shit if I'm 4th, 24th or last, I just hate having to think I've lost before I even have stepped to the line. So I'm going to continue to be a ninny and complain about what a giant sized dick DA is.

Why is his coach such a secret
By: Remi Supple
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:19pm

Its pretty obvious he worked with someone - who was it? NJ Coach, CT, or NY. There are only a handlful of good coaches this guy would have paid.

C*nts
By: Bone idleness
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:11pm

"c*nts with your bone-idleness"

Wiggo, you just outed yourself!

crazy
By: Jean Flange
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:53pm

@Elias Crank and @Nathan Saddlebag, do you really think there are track marks with an injection into fat? are you that dense? have you never gotten a booster shot as a kid? and i would hardly call his lady friends results "impressive":
http://www.usacycling.org/results/?compid=350972
coming in 3rd in a womens cat 4 race which is equiv to cat 5 in mens is not exactly suspicious. well, maybe for your dumb and slow asses. leave her alone, i imagine she is going through enough right now without you gossipy little c*nts with your bone-idleness.

hey relax - I am on anti
By: agin
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:42pm

hey relax - I am on anti aging therapy. Is that considered doping also?

YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING IDIOTS.
By: Baptiste Rubber Hood
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:20pm

YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING IDIOTS.

Do you realize that doping at this level requires a serious glitch in personality and personal ethics? Do you realize that DA embodies all character flaws necessary to lead a person over the line to use the needle?

Accusing someone of doping is not a study of simply results, but equally important as a study of character and lifestyle. DA had the means, loneliness, arrogance, and total lack of humility to do this. If you actually know even the slightest thing about those around him whom you are accusing, you would know that none of them are stupid or fucked up enough to do what he did. So please. I'm all for outing doper fucks. But recognize that it's something that extends past simply performance.

you fucking moron
By: Blaise O'Glory
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:18pm

A 25 year-old woman does not need to take HGH. Her body makes plenty of it. A 45 year-old takes HGH because his body doesn't make it anymore. That's why it's called hormone REPLACEMENT therapy, dipshit. Furthermore, an EPO regimen takes months to take effect -- you have to train on the shit to get the effect. DA wasn't even dating his lady friend in time for her to have engaged in what he was doing to any effect.

Agree with some comments on
By: Arne Liner
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:15pm

Agree with some comments on here:

So some guy cheats at low-level amateur sport - big deal. It's pathetic. Does he deserve a prison sentence? No. Does he deserve to be publicly ridiculed? Yes. The results were "empty"... umm, duh...you didn't really earn them.

As for testing CRCA members - well, you all better hope the ingredients list of every product that goes into your body actually matches what's in it.

DA is clearly doing all this
By: AnonAnon
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 11:25am

DA is clearly doing all this confession BS and agreeing to be the say no to drugs spokesperson as a latch ditch effort to remain relevant and keep the cool kid status he drugged for because he was so desperate to keep. He probably thinks he can get David Millar status as the ex doper everyone wants to hang out with. He probably even daydreams of headlining next years roller races just like fellow doper Floyd.

Silliness
By: Le Blaireau
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 11:23am

+1 to us all collectively moving on.

At this point,

1. I'm disappointed that more of the commentary on NYV isn't focused on constructive discussion on *how* to test more - the financials, logistics, etc. The horse is out of the barn with DA. If you want to feel good about the amount of time, money and dedication you put in the sport, let's talk more about how to implement a testing program. Further, a testing program legitimizes the sport and the efforts of those who won (and got tested).

2. DA is definitely a loser. We know. And from me, if it takes EPO to barely beat me, a Cat 3 father of 2 little kids training 5-6 hours a week with a 50 hour a week job... then enough said.

Let's move forward.

I'm suspicious of Schmalz
By: David Post
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:21am

I'm suspicious of Schmalz being jacked up on Chick-fil-a.

the proof is in the results
By: Nathan Saddlebag
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:01am

elias crank, you fail to understand that cisco's results have not been over the top throughout the cycling years. he is consistent with his efforts and when he is not, you know cause his racing sucks. it is called having responsibilities like a job and having to work hard for everything instead of dropping thousands on ped's as if it were pennies. one could only wish to train 1 hour per day let alone 6 hours a day. he is strong but not superficially strong like DA was in his races. As for Meredith, it is questionable because of the many podiums she got this season and all while hanging with DA. She is not necessarily strong to have upgraded to a cat 3 just like that. the truth is DA will never tell the truth about Meredith and she will deny it always. maybe not epo but what are the chances of her not trying something else? hgh?? you know she is just as competitive as DA. you see, the same thing is happening now that happened with DA, it is all a popularity contest and no one wants to go there because no one wants to look like the bad guy if it turned out that it wasn't true. so don't hang around here and complain about wanting to implement testing in the future if u are not ready to address the issue with the current suspicions that all of us have on certain racers right now. this is a cycle of convenience. when it is too much for us to deal with or if our poor friends are involved we make up excuses! Selfish egomaniacs and that is a FACT.

Really, it's no wonder people
By: Jules Drainhole
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:00am

Really, it's no wonder people stay silent if they dope and/or get caught.

Talk about a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth lynch mob of self important ninnies. You all sound like a a bunch of stepford housewives with nothing better to do, going after a dude in the neat & tidy subdivision who parks his rusted '86 Chrysler Cordoba with the genuine corinthian leather interior in the driveway, which violates some sort of made-up standard of aesthetics and self-importance.

Really, get over your sense of moral superiority for feeling cheated or robbed because DA doped. What exactly were you robbed of? 16th place in an amateur race going in circles? Some extra pain in your muscles because you couldn't ride as fast?

Good lord, at what point do you just get over it and realize it's all a joke anyway? Where does it end? Who made everyone judge, jury, and deiety? Do you rag on the parents who can afford to send little Johnny to batting camp all summer so he can be better at t-ball? Or little Susie to soccer camp so she can play better and perhaps have more fun?

Frankly I'd be more embarrassed to be raising the level of stink that some of you do than to dope itself.

That is very suspicious if
By: AnonAnon
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 6:05am

That is very suspicious if she also did well at an event he admitte doping for. Did he share his secrets with her?

So.....
By: Elias Crank
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 5:31am

How does the girlfriend not notice track marks in his his stomach? Sketchy.....

Also - was she doping as well - didn't she do well at Battenkill as a new racer? Very, very suspicious. She should definitely be tested next.

Ugh, yeah, so has anyone
By: Elias Crank
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 5:24am

Ugh, yeah, so has anyone thought of testing cisco, meredith, etc? Probably not a bad idea. Actually, a really good idea. That's exactly where CRCA should start with testing.

Just wondering
By: Mateo Internal Routing
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:29am

It's one thing for DA to apologize in a statement to his friends, his former teammates, his coach, his girlfriend, and others. Just wondering if he's actually apologized in person to folks like Alex O, Warren, Cisco, Meredith, and all those who have been dragged through all of DA's shit and had their own reputations questioned as a result. You're a selfish man--I'm disappointed that I called you a friend.

I like turtles.
By: Sander Tubie
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:06am

I like turtles.

i wonder what the reaction
By: Who Got Next
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 3:01am

i wonder what the reaction will be when the next person gets popped

just read the VN article.
By: Ethan Dropout
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:57am

just read the VN article. what strikes me most is with the gear, the tent, the coach, the time to train, etc..., AND the dope his results really weren't that good. pretty much no results in races that take savvy.

Pathetic and more pathetic
By: Pcad
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:53am

I don't know what is more pathetic, some 40+ guy doping to chase his Walter MItty bike racer dreams or some of the ridiculous soapbox moralizing and vicious commentary I'm reading here from all these other idiots after the guy makes an open apology. I'm not sure what else he can do. It wouldn't matter of course.

Maybe some of you clowns can burn him at the stake. I'll bring the marshmallows.

I take it back, I DO know what is more pathetic here, and astonishingly enough, it's not the doper. Well done.

Mr Brownstone
By: Dx
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:42am

I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said a little better than before

I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more

Theory of relativity
By: Keano Saddlesore
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:36am

Why are people out for blood weeks after the news coming out?

Here's why DA doping bothers you. DA was one of us. He's white. He's old. He was slow. He was destined to be 1/2/3 packfill. That's 99% of NYVelocity readership.

Bunde, Lisban, Papp, Floyd, etc. I never knew what it was like to be young, fast, talented. I was never good enough to need the extra 5 to 10% through drugs. I always could have rode more miles, done more sprints, climbed more hills, spent more time on the TT bike, pushed away from cheese fries. David Anthony I can relate to. He was in my race. I thought he was in my league. I thought we would trade places for 15th - 18th for the next few years. We did 30 - 50 park races together side by side. Then he got better, faster and won races. That's why it stings so much. That's why it bothers me weeks after I found out.

FACT: David Sommerville
By: Ronde von Mullet
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:17am

FACT: David Sommerville should ALWAYS be vilified; just because he doesn't go away, like syphilis before anti-biotics, doesn't disguise the embarrassment this clown has caused humanity since the goddamn bus from Kentucky or wherever the hell he's from broke down. I'd say the man himself should be ashamed but everyone knows the guy is the definition of shameless (and an incurable attention whore).

i smoke two joints before i
By: Snoop Lion
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:11am

i smoke two joints before i smoke two joints, and then i smoke two more.

will that be a problem for crca?

Jared Bunde wants to know
By: Positively False
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 2:09am

Jared Bunde wants to know what supplements DA was taking.

"It’s one thing, you’re off
By: Robin Clamp
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:58am

"It’s one thing, you’re off on your own, shooting up some drugs, winning Cat. 3 races,” he said. “It’s another thing to tell people you’ve known, known for years, a lie."

Um, no it's not, idiot! Did you not talk training with your buds who thought you were so "relevant?" And when you did so, did you mention that your power improved dramatically when you started flying to fucking Mexico to get EPO, which you were balancing out with HGH? No, you didn't. That's almost EXACTLY the same as telling the people you've known for years a lie.

You didn't avoid being "that guy" by telling the truth. You ARE THAT GUY!

chill
By: Neck
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:43am

Seriously guys you sound like congress with all your over the top outrage. Oh no you were ROBBED of your 3rd place in a cat 3 race! If it matters that much to you get a life. Seriously this guy did something wrong but it's not even as bad as some of you guys that don't know how to hold a line and crash other folks out. I mean if you were legit losing money or whatever over it I might even listen but you guys are just doing something that's supposed to be for the enjoyment of it. As for park drug testing, I'd really rather be able to smoke a doob without worrying about it coming up in a drug test than worry about catching people that are spending thousands of bucks to beat other mediocre riders. I mean the truth is there are a lot of people who will beat you clean if this guy was able to beat you dirty. His results weren't that great. Take it down a notch and enjoy the summer riding. Andy and nyvelocity folks you're doing a good job just remember it's not that serious, anyone who "suspects" some central park rider of doping based on their results needs to take off their tinfoil hats.

Nope, ain't gonna happen. You
By: Andy Shen
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:31am

Nope, ain't gonna happen. You think it'll be awesome, I think it'll be super lame. Nothing's stopping you from satirizing us however you choose though.

I was talking about in a Toto
By: Non-Doper
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:25am

I was talking about in a Toto comic.

Sorry he was caught,
By: Dr. Ferrari
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:04am

not sorry he's a cheater. He'd still be on the sauce if he didn't pop. Notice how there's no mention of HGH in his first statement. According to the statement, he tested positive for EPO. He didn't say he took it, just tested positive. Spin away, and go away. I'm done listening to this asshat.

"While that would be awesome,
By: Andy Shen
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 10:44pm

"While that would be awesome, I don't think these guys can take it as much as they dish it out."

We let you bash us anonymously nonstop on our own site. How much better can we be at taking it?

YEAH
By: Lucas Post
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:50pm

"Who's his coach?" Its obviously HIS fault for not spending 100% of his time with him. let's be real, guys. coaches assign workouts, look at comments and progress and assign more workouts based on that. how the hell is a coach supposed to know someone isn't a natural talent who is training like crazy? his team didn't know, his coach didn't know, his best friends didn't know, etc etc. get over it, he's a good liar and lied to everyone. and continues to lie. CAN WE STOP GIVING HIM ATTENTION NOW?!?!?!?!?!

Those that think DA has any
By: Gaetan Saddlesore
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:42pm

Those that think DA has any courage, please think again. This guy is in Velonews for EXACTLY the same reasons he was doping.

You think he's a first, blah... Joe Papp has given expert testimony and blah blah blah, Papp is also a total f*cking disgrace.

DA missed the point of it all. So utterly completely missed the point. What a shame.

Not to mention, bypassing NYVelocity for any kind of interview or scoop, that is the way this idiot operates, himself always first.

Over and out.

Yeah, he should have just
By: Benjamin Clearcoat
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:35pm

Yeah, he should have just claimed tainted supplements and stayed quiet.

One Question...
By: Who
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:34pm

who was his coach?

These articles just make
By: badtoworse
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:29pm

These articles just make things look even worse. First he supplied photos of himself for the article?! Still seeking attention clearly. Worried he might get dropped from BH without results?!! That's bad PR for BH. Hiring an expert to fight the A positive. Sounds like he was only willing to take the suspension because he broke his leg and was going to be out of competition for awhile. Quick jumps in performance but everyone tries to tell me his coach had no idea. Damning for that coach.

All I can say is wow at this point. He'll probably doing a big interview for NYVC too. He's probably out getting professional head shots done right now for that.

YEP
By: Non-Doper
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 9:25pm

While that would be awesome, I don't think these guys can take it as much as they dish it out.

Now that DA has firmly
By: EPNO!
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 8:27pm

Now that DA has firmly asserted himself as a public figure, he definitely needs to be Toto'ed!

Apparently,
By: Pedal wrench
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 8:07pm

being male and single in your 40's means that you are a loser? Social misfit? Wtf kind of world do you all live in? Please leave the otherwise liberal state called NY and join the Tea party please.

Shine a light....
By: SoCal
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:56pm

A middle-aged obsessive and misguided soul now in confessional mode. And his racing club that is adamantly anti-doping and has made a name for itself nationally -- if not globally -- for ripping into the scourge of doping at every level of the sport. Except this one directly in its midst. Nice work.

DA
By: Blunder Butt
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:51pm

He is a cheat but I kind of respect him for going national with VN to give the scoop and not NYVC (although he owed them an interview). I just wish he added one line appologizing to everyone he raced against, trained with and took from. Beyond that he does seem sorry and realizes he is off the deep end and the sport that once gave him so much joy is now forever dark to him. He does not say whether or not he will be back... I am guessing he will. Most come back, they cant stay away...

Finally, I dont think you can say that he did not work hard at the sport. Sounds like he was more dedicated than most, and that is the problem. His personality did not provide a moral boundary to make him stop beyond the normal craziness of coaching, tents, training gear and nutrition. This sport attracts nuts, some just crazier than others.

Just by a Nicer Bike!
By: Steveb
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:46pm

I just read the VN article on David Anthony today and all I could think was how doping at this level is just pathetic. I raced for 16 years and after watching a masters national championship ride up the road to a doper in my last year of racing, I couldn't believe someone would cheat my sport like that. I can see doping to win the Tour or stay a competitive pro as justifiable but to do it to win a Cat 3 race?! If you're in an oxygen tent and doing HGH to win a Cat 4 crit, news flash, you have zero ability. That's where you have to look yourself in the mirror and realize you're a poser and stick to the 30 mile Saturday morning club ride. It makes me sick to think that I used to train 20k miles a year back in the 90's just to get kicked around in pro races and THEN realize I didn't have the talent to be a pro. All of you Cat 3 masters racers with a checking account that cheat need to get a grip. You are cheating just to be average! And if you're above average and winning you're just taking prize money away from people with talent who actually deserve it! Save your drug/coaching/SRM money and by just buy a more expensive bike to support the industry so kids with talent get get sponsorships.

mate - you're a cheat. Pure
By: Jules Lube
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:39pm

mate - you're a cheat. Pure and simple. Just like every other cheat that's used anything that enhances performance illegally. Every time you people enter a race or event you are stealing from those who have given blood, sweat and tears to honestly fulfill their potential. I spend hours away from my family training as hard as I can so that someone like you can cheat your way past me on the race course? No my friend - there is nothing you can say or do to change the fact that you are a dirty cheat. You and all like you should be banned from the sport permanently.

Wait...
By: Luca Limit Screw
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:25pm

...I thought he was suppose to give NY Velocity the scoop?

Is he still your guys' friend or what?

LQ
By: Non-Doper
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:10pm

That's cuz Lisbon is still working in the industry.... Who in their right mind would support the shop that employs him!?

Much better than that
By: Blunder Butt
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:07pm

shite Bundy interview and the Lisbon interview - oh wait that did not happen.

Pathetic
By: Tom Drainhole
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:05pm

Read the VeloNews article and it is really pathetic and madenning. This guy isn't sorry for anything and nobody should be fooled into thinking that he is. I foresee a lot more media appearances and potentially a book out of this. Don't give this shithead any further recognition (and that includes NYVelocity). I personally have seen enough here. He cheated us. He got caught. DON'T let him win.

I have a lot of respect for
By: Lorenzo Tarmac
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 7:05pm

I have a lot of respect for DA for this article, probably took a lot of courage to own up to it like this. He's got to be a first in that sense.

DA was using HGH from an
By: cheese_whiz
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 6:56pm

DA was using HGH from an anti-aging clinic AS A CAT 4!!!!!!

It's looks like the comments in the original DA thread about anti-aging clinics were right. How many cat 4's are hitting the HGH?

USAC doesn't care and doesn't want to know. It hurts their business.

It's hit Velonews
By: Non-Doper
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 6:37pm

Well, it's hit Velonews.... DA doesnt paint a very good picture of himself. Trying to fight it initially and thinking he would get away with it. I'm sorry i ever shared a race result sheet with this guy.

I can't take it!
By: Sandy Bucket
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 2:55pm

First a local doping scandal, and now this! I'm hanging up my rackets!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/badminton-olympics-disqualified...

Don't go away hurt, just go away.
By: Bernardi Cable
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:53pm

"The objective reality is that it is an extremely empty and damaging experience all around."

Oh so we're supposed to feel sorry for you over your terrible ordeal?

Is he just big boned?
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 3:01am

Does anyone have any opinions or Robert Forstemanns legs. As in do you find that sexually attractive?
But, really are there any EDUCATED opinions as to whether that is humanly possible without the use of drugs. The muscles look to big for the human bone structure to support.
It seems so blatant I don't know how he wouldn't have gotten busted.

Who is George K?
By: Gabriel Steerer
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 2:53am

Who is George K?

Read this
By: George K
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 2:21am

Even on EPO you still suck.
Next time you come to Philly, I'll give you a good old fashioned ass kicking through the hills of manayunk!

GK

Just fucking go away, loser.
By: Ferre Dry Lube
Wed, 08/01/2012 - 1:13am

Just fucking go away, loser.

anaconda loves blue steel
By: Made Off
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:46pm

No offense Bernie, but despite all your cunning, Lance is actually gonna get away with it.

Carbon jerkoff machine
By: Brice
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 9:43pm

Man I love this post.

Hey Guys, Bernie here. Man!
By: Bernie Maddoff
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 9:37pm

Hey Guys,

Bernie here. Man! It's been crazy reading all these comments! I mean it's petty crazy I can read them all from prison, but they let us have a few hours of Internet time each week. Nice, right? Anyways, I'd really appreciate it if you don't compare my cheating to a dopers cheating. Mine took a lot more intelligence. I had offshore accounts. Charts, graphs, algorithms, all that financey stuff. It was some super braniac business I had going on. Plus, I got rich. Mega-rich. This guy sounds like he spent a little too much money on things that don't matter at all, and could actually kill you. Sounds like a lose-lose to me. I'm more of an all-in kinda guy. Well I gotta log off and get back to the cell. Stay clean!

Thanks homies!

B-Dawg.

outrage
By: Rope-a-dope
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 9:14pm

It's interesting that there seems to be more outrage at DA then LA. Somehow it's more personal. If you ask me they are both crooks. Lance is the Bernie Madoff of dopers.

Normally I am not loving the
By: Tom Ziptie
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 8:56pm

Normally I am not loving the long posts but that was a good one. Now, can we get back to racing, fun riding and articles from Dan and Andy and having fun in our scene. C'mon guys.

DA = Dumb Ass
By: Domenico Dropout
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 8:14pm

“One thing that you will not see in my accounting, however, is a roadmap for how I doped--the last thing I want is to provide guidance on how to go down this destructive path.”

Clearly DA just doesn’t understand. It’s not the mechanics of how to dope that keeps the rest of us from not doping, it’s that we don’t have that mental defect that causes us to cheat.

I’m sure with a few hours on the internet finding the right forums and blogs we could all come up with clear instructions on how to dope. That’s the easy part, but actually taking that step requires a lack of a moral compass.

“During my two-year suspension from racing, I will work with USADA and racing clubs to educate cyclists about the dangers for those racers tempted to begin doping, as well as a pathway out for those who want to break free of the same destructive cycle that I allowed myself to slip into.”

What an arrogant twat! What qualifies him to talk about a pathway out for dopers when his pathway out was to get busted at a Grand Fondo!

DA doped because he has deep seated psychological issues that he needs to address. He’s the one that needs the education. Him ‘educating cyclists’ on the dangers of doping is a joke.

Its possible you'll slam on
By: Lucas Brazeon
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 8:03pm

Its possible you'll slam on brakes in middle of horse shit alley while at full gallop (pun intended) in order to sniff the ground for some fresh hay. Be careful out there.

Should be an interesting
By: Lucas Brazeon
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:54pm

Should be an interesting chamois. Dont get excitable on the podium!

of course
By: j.ustin
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:53pm

@jockstrap, yes and you'll also become attracted to other horses. You won't need your bike anymore though.

Seriously
By: jockstrap
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:45pm

If I take epoequine.com will I also become hung like a horse?

CJ to Denny's.
By: Lucas Brazeon
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:38pm

CJ to Denny's.

Wafels and Dingos!
By: Pedal wrench
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:31pm

Wafels and Dingos!

TeaNY is now
By: Pedal wrench
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:30pm

FGX. a few guys left Teany and joined Sixcycle. Etsu grabbed a few guys from FGX, their title sponsor, and merged it with Teany. Old FGX is now new and Dingos.

DA to Oscar Meyer.
By: Matheo Internal Routing
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 6:27pm

DA to Oscar Meyer.

Nice
By: Forese Dropout
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 6:22pm

Bonus to that video is Littlefield talking about his 2 cat 4 wins.. What happened to that guy and the Razorfish team / TeaNY

Cheer up and relive the good
By: Adrien Headbadge
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:58pm

Cheer up and relive the good old days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWDE8s4dTJ8

I do miss the days of
By: Forese Dropout
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:46pm

Adler jokes (see 2007)
CJIA bacon and fart jokes
Prensky Cross reports
the Hungry Cyclist
Harris setting an hour record or some shit at Kissena
reading about Wilson "big Mengoni" sprint dominance
Dan's never ending dissapointment at the Jiminy Peak RR

I think this site stopped being fun in 2009

Get off of Sommerville's Case
By: Eric Ragot
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:34pm

1. I am friends with David
2. I have access to more information than David
3. All the USAC site gives to us is that David Anthony received a disciplinary suspension for 2 years. There is no mention of doping.
4. Now if you're halfway intelligent, you put two and two together to deduce that there was a doping violation.
5. Inquiring about why someone was disciplined (a public thing actually) isn't leaking any information.

You are all way over the top on this issue. no rules have been broken, secrets betrayed or code of officialdom.

Now can we talk about the olympics and doping?

Entitled to Mengoni.
By: Diego Threadlock
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 5:05pm

Entitled to Mengoni.

wow, entitled much?
By: Thomas Seatpost
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:32pm

yes NYVC team, publish those financials god damnit! @TaxMan, people OWE it to you, the anonymous website comment guy. everyone is OWED an explanation from andy and dan about DA; everyone is OWED the true story from DA; everyone is OWED their 30th (instead of 31st) place result. go audit something in your own posterior.

Maybe just a bowl of Ramen?
By: TaxMan
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:24pm

OK well then publish financials for nyvc team so we can see where the money goes

NYVC
By: Torquewrench McGillicutty
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:58pm

Man, the quality of users on this site has really dropped in the past few years. Chapeau to Dan and Andy for dealing with all you vultures on a daily basis

Never racing again?
By: Samuel Cable
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:57pm

Vino once said he would never race again...

I bet Alex has enough left
By: Diego Threadlock
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:54pm

I bet Alex has enough left over after the bountiful harvest that is the nyvc team program to go out and buy a bowl of Ramen. Maybe.

It's about you
By: It's not about the doping
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:47pm

I am not a religious person in the popular manner though I have faith.
I understand people in this country looooove to assert their god's influence and the teachings.
"God bless America" this and that, in every occasion possible, as if you are the special ones.
And a very strong sense of Christianity exists on this land(well, ok, among other faiths especially in NYC area)
You guys loooove to shop at Christmas, too.

Isn't one of the fundamental teachings about hating the crime and not the person?

You all need to go back to your cave to rewire your beliefs or lighten up - not a little but a ton.
Take yourself seriously somewhere else that matters more. Put that anger into a something useful.

You are beginning to sound funny and neurotic, just like your so called God. Look yourself in the mirror. See? You are not special, you are no saint either.

AlexO is wealthy. All those
By: TaxMan
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:39pm

AlexO is wealthy. All those nyvc riders pay him monthly dues which more than cover coaching fees, they pay for their own kits and race fees, and than theres a few thousnd from siggis and other sponsors that goes where? But whos counting...

And here we all thought you
By: Diego Threadlock
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:32pm

And here we all thought you were independently wealthy gentlemen cyclists.

Dont shatter the illusion!

Me, Dan, and Alex Ostroy.
By: Andy Shen
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:19pm

Me, Dan, and Alex Ostroy. Though it's hard to own something that's worth nothing.

Who are the owners of NYVC?
By: Dx
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:10pm

Andy and Dan,

Since we're in the mode of full disclosure, who does have an ownership interest in this site?

Mathis Ceramic - 3:26am
By: Armando Fork
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:03pm

W3Schools.com

DA thought about buying into
By: Andy Shen
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:58pm

DA thought about buying into the site years ago but wisely decided against it. We're hopeless at making money with this site.

DA told me he'll never race again. Any reduction in his suspension will be irrelevant.

DA will cooperate with USADA,
By: Killian Brazeon
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:47pm

DA will cooperate with USADA, give the name of his supplier, have his suspension reduced by a half, and be racing next July. Happy?

DA is the Manchurian
By: Diego Threadlock
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:15pm

DA is the Manchurian Candidate.

NYVelocity Owner?
By: Tom Headbadge
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:00pm

Andy,

Some time ago I overheard that David Anthony bought into the ownership of this website. Is this true? Is he a part owner of NYVelocity.com?

DA and OMERTA
By: Veteran Observer
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:20pm

The idea that DA doped 'all on is own' is BS.

Anyone who believes this line of shit is a fool.

He knows who assisted him;

He knows the names of those who supplied him;

He knows and they know where the origin of the EPO came from;

He knows and they know how and when it was administered, in what doses and at what intervals;

He knows and they know a hell of a lot MORE than he's pretending;

Why does he keep saying, incessantly that he "did it alone"?

Because he's PROTECTING a circle of DOPERS, SUPPLIERS and COACHES who are in on this entire lie - OMERTA, pure and simple.

Doping for everyone!
By: Mr Ed
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:57am

Ror those of you looking for a cheaper way to get the benefits of EPO, or are just too much of a wuss to inject yourself, here's the product I endorse -- http://www.epoequine.com
No reason it shouldn't work for you too.
Giddyyap!

Who does not belong in the list: Contador, DA, Schleck, Foundation, or Armstrong?:

Mathis Ceramic to Foundation
By: Yanis Wave Ring
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 9:30am

Mathis Ceramic to Foundation

that thar mathis gots him
By: Vespaciano Pulley
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 6:03am

that thar mathis gots him some angur isshoes.

Why is everyone so bent out
By: Wouter Cable
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:03am

Why is everyone so bent out of shape about a guy putting drugs in his own body but no one seems to care when people ride like a@@holes in a way that could kill someone?

all prospective dopers have
By: for real
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:02am

all prospective dopers have to do to realize the futility of doping is look to Schmalz. he's the number 1 ranked rider is all of NJ without the juice.

To Mathis
By: Your former boss
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:39am

If you so tough and if you are that confident in what you know, why don't you make your statement using your real name?

guy has been cheating his whole life, just got caught, again
By: Mathis Ceramic
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:26am

This David Anthony guy has been cheating his whole life, and he just got caught, again, darnit. He's gotten caught so many times, he doesn't even use his real name any longer. David Anthony isn't a real fucking name. Had he served, any half assed drill instructor would have caught that pansy 'David Anthony' bullshit the first fucking minute and marched his dumb ass right over to personnel and figured that shit out immediately. David Anthony? What bullshit. I'm shocked you all are so gullible, getting taken by a load of bullshit that a dumb georgia cracker sargent would have picked up in two seconds.

Look at the whole picture. Is 'David' working, contributing to society in some way? No. He probably stole the code and intellectual property he used to start his 'business' in 'imaging' with, or paid the person who created it nothing while destroying him or her. Doubt me? Really? Ask fucking David jerkoff to name his business, his credentials, and his expertise.

Look at the whole picture. Does 'David' have a family? No. He probably cheated on everyone he's ever been close to, female or male, looking for a way to take advantage of them and use them. What was the last serious relationship that fucker had and how long did it last?

Look at the whole picture. Has 'David' ever volunteered for anything? Military? Charity? Soup Kitchen? No. He spent all his time pursuing goals that would make him feel good, and cheating to do it, on a carbon jerkoff machine, clothed in spandex. What a pussy.

Look at the whole picture. Is 'David' educated, did he obtain that education himself, or did he join a frat and crib notes from everyone? You know he cheated his way thru school, all the way.

If the answers disturb you, then don't ask the fucking question, spud nuts. The guy is a dangerous combination, a person to be pitied, but one who'll take advantage of that pity to advance himself, instantly. As a vet who has put his ass on the line personally and knows a thing or two about honor, I can tell you this DA character is a dangerous combination.

'David' should put himself to work in service of persons less fortunate than himself, for the rest of his life, and make frequent and generous donations to charities from his city or state or federal salary, so he can see the human wreckage he and people like himself are responsible for, every fucking day. Go fuck yourself, DA, and all your fucking asshole elitist friends can go fuck themselves, too. Want to impress me? Donate your savings to charity, live on a loaf of bread a week and a can of soup a day for two years, get a government job, and donate a third of your salary to charity, and then race.

What a fucking jerkoff, cheating with pharmaceuticals to win a local race. Where have all the tough guys gone?

WHERE HAVE ALL THE TOUGH GUYS GONE?

You are all a bunch of fucking pussies.

New Central Park Route for Club Races
By: CRCA Director of Closed Racing
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:18am

In an effort to offer climbers an opportunity for more success in select club events, CRCA will introduce a new feature in Central Park races by introducing an Hors Category finishing climb. After completing the number of laps for their respective fields, racers will then attempt to ascend David Anthony's ego.

Well...
By: M. Vinnicomb
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:31am

enough dopes have spoken up to know how & why it happens. I'm not pissed, just bored. It's a boring old story with the same driving motivation. I'm not pissed, I just don't care anymore. Why drive this guys ego with more acknowledgement?
See you next week nyvelocity.

This story would make a great
By: Gaetan Crank
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:13am

This story would make a great episode on the CNBC show "American Greed" busting everyone from the doctors, labs, down to pseudo cyclists taking this crap. Ratings would go through the roof.

Make up your fucking minds
By: Sandy Vagine
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:11am

Your pissed when dopers don't speak up. Now your pissed when they do. Nothing changes if this just goes away. Houston, we have a fucking problem here. What is done is done and if USADA wants to work with DA, then hopefully something positive (pun intended) can come out of it.

So...
By: M. Vinnicomb
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:53am

So the guy who was willing to dope himself like a top pro (and risk his own mortality) to boost his own ego & "social racing status" and win cat 4 races, is now willing to become a guiding light in the fight against doping since he's been caught.
Well it seems to me that the same limelight seeking ego is alive & well, now just moved over to another avenue. Hey everyone, look at me! I win races. Hey everyone, look at me! I got busted doping (but you all want to know every dirty detail)!
Maybe nyvelocity and all it's readers should let this guy drift out to sea. Personally, I dont want to hear anymore about this. There's already enough info out there, we don't need to hear about bush-league dopers with monster egos. The 15 minutes are up.

You really can post in some
By: ....
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:31am

You really can post in some other thread. There's a bunch. Unless you're saying you really can't control yourself...which was kind of DA's problem.

nyvelocity - NEW TOPIC PLEASE
By: Nicolas Rivnut
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:25am

nyvelocity - please find a new 'scoop" for this spot - it's old, it's tired and until something actionable arises with regard you are only providing more fuel for this guys ego - NEW TOPIC PLEASE

DA has found a way to give
By: Mateo Brazeon
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 1:09am

DA has found a way to give back to the community and has decided to start a new international women's track team.

The sponsors presentation: http://treatsmagazine.com/video/ben-watts-issue-2-part-1/

Remember David, Tyler helped
By: Rinaldo Tank
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:44am

Remember David, Tyler helped no one. Big deal, he admitted he did it. Big deal, he threw LA under the bus. But he keeps saying that he doesn't want to bring hurt to any more lives. And that's BS. He's taking the proverbial bullet. But the buck didn't stop with him.

Same goes for Landis. He's willing to mention his first doping mentor, Lance Armstrong, but remember, he parted ways with Lance long before he got popped (just like Tyler). And he has not identified his suppliers. He kinda-sorta threw Allen Lim under the bus, but not in great detail. And yes, Floyd Fans, the same Allen Lim who is currently employed by Vaughters.

David, please don't just sit on this and cower. Face it. Blow the mutherfucker up. Throw everyone under the bus. Bust it mutherfukcing-wide-fucking-open. Spare no one. Because eventually, some day, someone needs to go 100% totally public and let every chip fall where it may. Not one doper has done this yet.

Believe it or not, your admission is one of the most comprehensive I've seen from such a new case. But it's not anywhere useful enough.

If it ain't broke, break it. Break it David.

Thanks David
By: Rinaldo Tank
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:34am

Mr Anthony,

You must have had some advice on dosage, and along with that, blood monitoring. You didn't end up dead, so someone helped keep you alive while you did this. Who helped you? Explain this stuff in vivid, FULL detail.

You DID NOT do this alone. Stop saying that. You own your part, and that's a really big part (and this statement in no way minimizes what you've done). But nothing gets solved along the way until a busted doper reveals the name of the cancer that is willing to break the chain of custody for controlled substances. We need to go after the medical or pharmacy licenses of these people. This stuff isn't produced by hillbillies with a still in Kentucky.

We're not looking for an adequate amount of sorry and shame. We're looking to eliminate the enablers of this. These people aren't "everywhere". They're a fairly small group of people. Help us eradicate this problem. Putting your head between your knees now will not solve anything. And please, please don't say "no comment" because USADA told you to do so.

the drug dealer?!
By: Simone Chainsuck dope for fun tours
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:28am

where did he get it and whos involved?

big dope
By: Simone Chainsuck dope for fun tours
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:22am

my broken leg, my obsession, my cheating to be the best cyclist who no body could less about. Dude your joke and give a very bad name to our local cycling. To think who dopped for a fun tour, like NYGF you have some real issues dude!Thats not even race?!!!!

3 Time Battenkill winner?
By: shootthegap
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:17am

3 Time Battenkill winner? Geez, I must say that's some real good juice DA was using.

DA: What makes you think you
By: Euro Trash
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:10am

DA: What makes you think you get to decide what the "right" questions are and if some people are being too rude on you?

You fucked up. Big time. You stole victories from honest people who were working their asses off to win. And who knows for how long you have been doing this?

You don't get a fucking medal for admitting that you cheated. You get what you deserve.

And please stay the fuck away from USADA. Like you are now some hacker getting a job at IBM. Fuck you and fuck your attempt to be some kind of clean wiseguy afterwards. You wouldn't have say a damn thing have you not been caught. There's nothing noble about that. Stay away from cycling.

A Sample
By: Marchionne Brifter
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:57pm

According to current anti doping rules a positive A sample results in a "provisional" suspension. In the past it was up to the riders discretion to accept the provisional, or wait for the B sample analysis. The anti doping rules, and the minute specifics, change every year.

DA had "accepted" his provisional suspension. Did he speak with his team before they were informed of his suspension by other parties? The issue here is not the "leaking" of information, it is continued deception on the part of DA. DA was apparently listed as suspended on the USAC website, if there is truly a problem of leaked information/privacy, it should be addressed to USAC, not a local official who was doing his job.

Yes in his latest incarnation
By: shootthegap
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:47pm

Yes in his latest incarnation he looks a bit bloated.

DA is really Mork from
By: Diego Threadlock
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:44pm

DA is really Mork from Ork.

Nanu nanu.

In addition to the drugs,
By: Oscar
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:42pm

In addition to the drugs, there is a portrait in his attic in which he looks to be 150 years old

Master of Disguise
By: Gianni Neck
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:09pm

Is it me or does this dude look completely different in every single photo? I have seen pictures that look 25 years different in age, differing races, varying hairstyles, etc... Did EPO turn him into the T-1000?

I doped to win the mud pit
By: Matteo Rivnut
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:30pm

I doped to win the mud pit dance contest at the last Phish concert. Should my results be nulified?

Gran Fondo Scrapbook
By: Dino Drainhole
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:25pm
Right Wild...similar to the
By: Crank Tigweld
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:00pm

Right Wild...similar to the type that writes long anonymous diatribes on message boards and then innsesintly hits refresh to see if there's been any responses.

@steevo
By: Oscar Wilde
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:49pm

EXACTLY! It must be a type...

he is like a
By: steevo
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:47pm

Cat IV joe papp

Many here have demanded
By: Crank Tigweld
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:38pm

Many here have demanded details. He does not owe anything more to you or USADA than to accept his sanction. That's what every other local positive has done.

As the volume of comments start to subside...
By: Oscar Wilde
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:38pm

"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about"

Hey DA - when you're ready - make a full statement, give a complete accounting, apologize and disappear again for awhile. Please also get some professional help - a really good psychologist.

It appears that you realize that your behavior was pathological. Well, I hate to break it to you, BUT getting caught and owning up to it does not cure you. That is, maybe, the very first baby step in a long road for you to be able to interact with other people with empathy, compassion and true caring. These are all concepts apparently quite foreign to you. I think you almost understand that much of the local cycling community (and even beyond) are really angry at you. Part of the reason for our anger is that you cheated, and in the process abused our trust and demonstrated a complete lack of respect for us.

We feel 'duped' - you held yourself out there as someone special, deserving of praise, when all along you were deceiving us. You were duplicitous in the way grand egos lose a complete sense of reality. No doubt, you can be engaging and charming as many charlatans are - PT Barnum, Bernie Madoff, Barry Minkow or Eddie Antar (you can Google the last two).

It does not impress us that you have spoken to Travis Tygart, or Andy Shen or anyone for that matter. We don't care if you are now, less than one week after your revelations, going to serve as the great savior for all other 'closet dopers'. For everyone's sake, please don't continue to torment us...we've had enough already.

Is DA going to give Andrew
By: SIDI
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:19pm

Is DA going to give Andrew that bottle of chocolate milk from Battenkill that is so rightfully his?

Agreed
By: Mateo Internal Routing
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:19pm

Agreed that it's tired and sad. BUT, people on this message board have basically been screaming for more details and more info (me included), so I don't mind the update.

Why is this news ---
By: Forese Dropout
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 7:09pm

Does any NY times reader not already on this site care about this story? Sounds like he is still an attention whore....

This story is really tired and sad..

The USADA ban only nullifies
By: Elias Crank
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:19pm

The USADA ban only nullifies results from the Gran Fondo on, so it seems he hasn't been fully forthcoming. He didn't give the NY Times dates either. Hopefully he will be open and honest when and if he gives that fuller accounting.

Progress
By: Mateo Internal Routing
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:13pm

I'm furious with what DA did, but this is the first sign that he's taking responsibility for his actions and not playing the victim. It's good that he's been in touch with USADA too--hopefully he has indeed been forthcoming with them. I'm bracing myself for the fuller accounting that he says is on the way tho.

USADA asked him to help out
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:12pm

USADA asked him to help out it wasn't his idea

Saddlesore, what do you think
By: Mathis Tigweld
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:05pm

Saddlesore, what do you think he should do?

" I will work with USADA and
By: Gaetan Saddlesore
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:02pm

" I will work with USADA and racing clubs to educate cyclists about the dangers for those racers tempted to begin doping"

WTF!! This is the definition of disgrace. David Anthony will never understand: You got caught, you didn't confess. You are the problem, not the solution. What an ass.

post your race resume
By: gorgeous george
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 5:47pm

if you try hard enough, you can belittle most any "hobby". whether you do or not publically depends on the state of your self esteem. you don't really gain anything from doing it other than the satisfaction of knowing that you just belittled someone. FYI, targeting means he singled the race out and doped to win it. it's really that simple- or maybe your just a moran...

Whats a "Moran"
By: Dino Limit Screw
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 5:16pm

Some of you cyclists need to target elementary reading, spelling and grammar.

Sincerely,

Grammar Police

hey moran
By: ....
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 5:09pm

His race resume is a joke.

"Targeted"

Is the the code you cuties used to mean you were 'preparing' for a race.

I just got my first set of
By: Concerned4
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:51pm

I just got my first set of carbon wheels (with carbon braking surfaces too!), should I be worried that I'm going to be doping soon? I don't have electronic shifting yet.

morons galore
By: gorgeous george
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:46pm

if you look at his race resume, you can see that he targeted the out of town races- Bear, Battenkill, Capital Regions, etc...

I could just see if I asked
By: ....
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:31pm

I could just see if I asked my wife if I could buy an altitude tent for park races. No wonder the guy is single.

DA NYT article
By: Family Guy
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:21pm

Damn, I can't even afford a power tap

Expensive Transportation
By: Veteran Observer
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:16pm

"several thousand dollars each month on race entry fees and transportation to events."

Limo there and back, penthouse suite at each event and four course meals all the way

DA to tells all to NYTIMES - JLUY 27th 2012
By: Veteran Observer
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:14pm

NEW YORK TIMES --- BEST SELLER ON THE WAY FOLKS!!!!!

NYT QUOTE ---

"Anthony said he used drugs to maintain his social standing within the local racing scene and on his BH-Comedy Central amateur team.

“It wasn’t for money, and it wasn’t for winning,” said Anthony, a three-time winner of the Tour of the Battenkill race in upstate New York. “It was about being relevant in the group, which was pretty addicting.”

Anthony, who began racing in 2009, said he had recently upgraded to the amateur category 2 — one step below the highest amateur category. A former cigarette smoker, he said bicycle racing quickly took over his life. He trained 16 to 20 hours a week and spent several thousand dollars each month on race entry fees and transportation to events. He also slept in a $4,000 hypoxic altitude tent, which pro cyclists commonly use to legally increase the production of red blood cells.

“The sport is all-consuming; it’s not like weekend softball,” he said. “I was only involved in it for four years, and it took over most of my energy.”

ALL ENGULFING STUFF!!

Coach?`
By: Non-Doper
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:59pm

Who is DA 's coach? Plenty of people must know.

No one knew???
By: Dx
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:38pm

What about his friends and girlfriend? Dude traveled to races and training camps all over with teammates - including Bermuda - and its one thing to hide your porn, but how do you hide your syringes??? Others must have known...and they are almost as guilty - the taint smells all over the place..

Hematacrit
By: Hamza Cage
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 11:43am

DA's coach has a hematacrit testing machine

@Rim Splenda
By: Hank Headset
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 2:33am

Never met Sommerville and have no connection to him. If the posts below are correct, sounds like he shouldn't have emailed the screenshot. Maybe he made a bit of a bonehead move, but the guy's a bike racing official, not a member of the CIA.

My bigger point is that a few splenetic posters seem to want to exact their revenge on various perceived rivals by linking them with DA's doping. I'm going to stick to blaming the guy who doped, and I have sympathy for the people he screwed over.

@Hank. My bigger point? My
By: Rim Splenda
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 2:13am

@Hank.

My bigger point? My guess is that you probably know Sommerville personally and give him a little leeway based on that. Kind of like the folks who acknowledge that they are not down with DA's doping but also acknowledge the other aspects of their relationship with him.

@Hank Yes it is in the rules.
By: Rim Splenda
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 2:05am

@Hank

Yes it is in the rules. The A results are communicated from USADA to USA Cycling, the USOC and WADA, all of whome are not allowed to make it public. Actually not just until the B but until all proceedings including appeals are complete. Emailing outside of any of these organizations is yes, leaking it and making it public.

One thing that is interesting is that USADA has a strict policy that says athletes are completely responsible to know if any supplement they take have any banned substances, whether it is listed in the ingediants or not. But this official, somehow gets a pass in your thinking because he did not know the rules. He took a screen shot of a page that only USA cycling officials have access to and emailed it to the owner of the guys team. His defense? I didn't know the rules and a lot of other USA cycling officials also had access to it. Well none of them emailed the owner of the team. He alone did.

His other defense? Other people already knew. Really? Yet Rod Millot the president of
The CRCA didn't?

If this were the 1950s, and
By: Noah Rim
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 2:00am

If this were the 1950s, and we were all playing "combat", you guys would show up with real tommy guns and bazookas. Like I said... Too serious.

Frankie A. say relax!
By: Noah Rim
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 1:49am

Just an opinion, but you guys take yourselves a bit too seriously. A doper on a world tour team means a team in jeopardy. A doper on a CRCA club team means a wealthy Fred going up and down a hill in Harlem.

It's just hobby bike racing, guys!

@Rim Splenda
By: Hank Headset
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 1:18am

Is it really in the rules that no USA Cycling official is supposed to acknowledge or discuss word of a positive doping violation? I don't know. I do know that the USA Cycling site didn't say it was only an A sample test -- it said that a rider has been suspended for drugs. Period. It turned out that was because Anthony had voluntarily agreed not to compete until the B sample came back. There was no way for Sommerville or anyone else to know that -- all they saw was: rider suspended/drugs. A reasonable person could infer from that that the B sample had been confirmed. Not speaking for the guy, but in general, I'm going to round up in favor of the people who got thrown into this mess involuntarily and who were rightly shocked that a local Cat 2 or 3 would be doping and doing their best to make sense of it. I'm going to hold the doper responsible, on the other hand, for putting these people in very difficult positions.

All this circular firing
By: Mathis Clearcoat
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 1:06am

All this circular firing squad and sniping still going on here while one of our own competes in the frickin olympics, and races like a champ. She made me incredibly proud today - to have known her, for this thing of ours on the park, and for our country

Interesting post Hank
By: Rim Splenda
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:46am

Interesting post Hank Headset. So it okay to leak confidential info and subvert the rules as long as the guy was guilty? I see. Sort of like the end justifies the means, right ?

Good thing he actually did it. Not so good if he did not.

Hank Headset
By: Non-Doper
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:02am

Hank Headset good points

Dan an Andy...Dandy treat the
By: prophet
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 11:43pm

Dan an Andy...Dandy treat the drug issue as fodder for their trite and inconsistent musings while bottom feeding off of the traffic they stir up. Kind of like bike snob while the same shit is going on in their own make believe world. They then handle it like the lightweight jokers which they portray themselves to be.

I heard Dan got caught
By: Jasper Saddlesore
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 11:30pm

I heard Dan got caught Fofonoving in an altitude tent. Once.

Less time spent shooting up
By: Threadlock
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 9:58pm

Less time spent shooting up means more time in the altitude tent = more time to screw your teammates and racing community!

Damn those Zipp dimples. I
By: shootthegap
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 9:43pm

Damn those Zipp dimples. I knew it made that fraction of a difference in the wind tunnel. I wonder when Zipp will come out with dimpled syringes. Every second counts.

Yea, I blame Zipp wheels for
By: Threadlock
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 9:19pm

Yea, I blame Zipp wheels for getting amateur cyclists hooked on performance enhancement technology.

Hey
By: shootthegap
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 9:05pm

I heard David Anthony of BH got busted for EPO. Is this true? I still can't believe it. The guy trains like no other and has the best in carbon technology.

blaming Andy/BH or others
By: Hank Headset
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 8:50pm

It's clear these guys did everything in their very limited power to get DA to confess asap when they heard the rumor of the positive A sample. He denied it initially. In less than a day, and after considerable pressure from the team to come clean (about what exactly, they didn't know), DA issued his public statement, which came before the B sample test was even returned. For an amateur cycling team, that's a pretty quick turnaround and straightforward handling of a bad situation. They didn't remotely have the full story and yet they pressed for a complete and public admission, and said they'd publicize it themselves if DA didn't come out with it. I guess he saw the writing on the wall and spared us all the discomfort of a Lance situation, by continuing to deny it. But BH gets credit for putting the heat on him to fess up.

These guys, particularly Andy, got screwed by DA. Newsflash: a guy who will cheat all his buddies at amateur bike racing will also hang them out to dry when word of his cheating gets out. No surprise there. Why don't we stick to blaming the asshole who cheated, instead of the friends and teammates he screwed over?

Also, IMO David Sommerville was within his rights to inquire about what he saw on USA Cycling. That's not private health information -- it's a quasi public list of cyclists who aren't authorized to race. Don't want to have your drug test positives posted to USA Cycling? Don't join or don't dope! Again, let's blame the cheater here, not the people who were put in the very awkward position of deciding on the fly what to do when they heard a local rider had a positive A sample. If DA hadn't confessed and/or the B sample had come back negative, people here would be trashing all of those who moved on the information of the A sample, saying they interfered with due process etc.

Again: a bunch of good folks were screwed over by a guy who cheated. Everyone can widen the circle of blame out as far as they want (I'm waiting for the columnist who blames all male racing cyclists for DA's actions), but I'm going to confine my blame to the actual cheater.

Beast
By: Etrodehome
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 8:15pm

I suppose you have the insight to criticize Andy and BH of the protocol of handling the announcement, I hoe you have the decency to see that attacking them annonymously on such public site qualifies you as a hypocrite.

There are a number of
By: ....
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 8:06pm

There are a number of dwelling possibilities that exist in the period of time between a week and forever. I'm proposing we dwell on it for a length of time that falls in there.

If anyone is actually pissed at BH for DA doping you're taking yourself way too serious. Maybe Andy and Dan were consulting with their attorneys on and PR people on how this would effect the public image of the sponsors? Honestly. This rec league softball. CRCA found out. It should have been on DA to tell them. The relationship between a rider and their rec team is pretty loose and temporary. I'm not even sure everyone can name all the guys on their team. To hold guys responsible for stuff that is off the charts like this is too much. Yeah, make sure he wears the right kit with a CRCA logo. That he doesn't curse at little kids in the kit. Put to start pointing fingers over drug offenses and who was told when is the kind of stuff that makes folks take their ball and go home. There are other ways to race and ride.

Again who are you?
By: Etrodehome
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 8:04pm

Beast who are you? What's your name? You say you are a CRCA MEMBER but how do we know? You could be a not so bright, not so friendly dude who may not even know how to ride a bike.
If you really think someone wronged you, go to the next Crca board meeting and address it. Or pick up the phone and call Andy directly.

I posted it here before
By: Andy Shen
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 7:57pm

I posted it here before telling Rod. I assumed he knew 'cause quite a few people already knew.

da
By: Ayoub Tigweld
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 7:45pm

So what do you propose? we dwell on this forever. or try and move forward ?

Look, Rod represents the CRCA
By: Beast
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 7:37pm

Look, Rod represents the CRCA and thus me. If he's unhappy with how BH handled it then so am I. Did I misinterpret what Andy wrote below? He's the one that said the CRCA board was blindsided. Not me.

I blame DA more than anyone but if BH delayed telling the club than that deserves some blame too.

If you don't like the way
By: Sander Flange
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 7:10pm

If you don't like the way things unfolded blame David Sommerville - not Andy or even really DA.

USADA has a process and Sommerville decided he wasn't going to abide by that process. I don't care what he says, if there was not a public announcement about a sanction then he should not have been emailing inquiries to anyone outside of USA CYCLING or USADA. It is absolutely his responsibility to abide by the rules and follow the process.

That process says that once an athlete is confirmed to having an adverse analytical finding everything is kept confidential and the athlete has ten days to accept their sanction - and if they don't USADA goes public anyway. Ten days in which to do things like talk with their team, their sponsors, their club and whoever else the positive might effect.

There can never be enough Dan
By: Jasper Helmet
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 7:08pm

There can never be enough Dan bashing, especially when it comes to his GI tract

andy and dan
By: Ayoub Tigweld
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 6:45pm

Enough bashing Andy and Dan. They didn't give DA the Peds. What more do you want. they feel like shit and he's getting what he deserves. Give DA shit not these guys.

alan b

Who are you?
By: Etrodehome
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 6:21pm

No, that's not what I meant.
What does Andy or BH Team had to do with what DA did, if DA alone cheated?

You know what - tell me what you would have done if you were in Andy's position?
Let's hear it.

re: Beast
By: Baptiste Rubber Hood
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 6:20pm

Please inform as to how this miserable situation could have been handled better. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

So because we found out about
By: Dylan Pulley
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 6:11pm

So because we found out about it on this site through Andy means it was handled correctly. Excellent!

Beast etc
By: Etrodehome
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 5:49pm

Stop blaming Andy, BH team and their riders.

So far all we know is that DA did it on his own.
Andy is upset and his teammates are disappointed.

"The way BH handled"? I am sure they were more shocked than all of us outsiders, and did what they can while pursuing the truth. Put yourself in his shoes for one second.
Can you handle the pressure and disappointment the way he did and many of his teammate did?

If you are angry, write DA a letter. Tell him to his face, but stop accusing Andy. If it wasn't for him or the site, you probably would have not found out anything about it much later.

So you were waiting to tell
By: Beast
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 5:26pm

So you were waiting to tell the board for what? Crafting a press release? Getting drug testing involved so you could spin it properly. Seriously, most of us are members and I for one am not happy about how BH handled this. You've made us all look bad.

way to blindside the board.
By: Lander Seattube
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 4:35pm

way to blindside the board. do you only inform them of the really important stuff?

That's just a lie. If you
By: Andy Shen
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 3:47pm

That's just a lie. If you really want to know the truth there's an email trail out there. And the board was totally blindsided, Rod was not happy with me for not giving him a heads up. Ask around and you'll know.

DA and BH/Dopers Central are
By: Noah Threadlock
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 3:39pm

DA and BH/Dopers Central are slim shady - DA and his team never would have come clean if reports of his doping were not leaking and CRCA board did not insist.

Way to be open and honest though!

DS experienced premature
By: Dr. Ruth Westsider
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 4:33am

DS experienced premature infoblabulation.

Yes, David S may have
By: AnonAnon
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 3:56am

Yes, David S may have prematurely let out some Info he didn't realize it was too early to release, but does that change the fact that DA tested positive for epo and admitted it was true? At this point, the only point in villifying DS seems to be to deflect from DAs actual, admitted guilt for cheating and lyIng

Mario Tube
By: Non-Doper
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 12:42am

Good points!

twice
By: Thibault Brazeon
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 8:48pm

...that is.

you'll do better...
By: Thibault Brazeon
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 8:48pm

if you don't do "max intervals" tiwve a week. get more rest.

Lisban v. DA
By: Mario Tube
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 8:28pm

Lisban pulled a Sammy Sosa and forget how to speak english after he was popped. We thus lambasted Foundation (and still do) because we didn't think he would be reading posts, or quite frankly giving a shit. LQ was relevant because he did steriods and won money ($5000 for Basking Ridge?)and got his Foundation stipend in return. We don't hold as much of a grudge because we probably weren't beating him without the juice anyway.
DA is different. Put your $2000 wheel argument away for a moment -- what people do with their money is their fucking business. There is a line and DA crossed way over it. You want a coach, a $10k bike, a O2 tent, go spend your money. (i am a believer it supports the bike industry and therefore benefit me in some way). Drugs are way different and now I assume he beat me (you) because of it. Don't give me this shit that these races don't mean anything. Why the fuck else am I doing max intervals twice a week if that is the case. I need something to get me out of bed in the morning to train and winning a B race or 3/4 race is it. I don't know how the fuck you wake up at 4:30am if these races mean nothing to you, but that is your business. So i suppose there are a lot of guys like me that lost to DA or had a race effected by DA is some way that was adverse to me being a reason for all the vitriol.

I don't see how keeping these
By: Noah Rim
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 8:02pm

I don't see how keeping these things secret is ever good.

To Downtube
By: Martin Flange
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 7:44pm

So angry. Don't you have a street you should be occupying now?

in conclusion
By: downtube
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 7:03pm

DA is the biggest asshole, pussyface around
Mr. Shen seems to hold double standards, but has managed the crisis with some dignity
NYC amateur racing appears to be a big, over-financed joke (with all the type-A, business dicks playing their ego-fueled, little monopoly on wheels)
Some folks are out of bounds on this site (oddly enough, business-types)
BH-Comedy Central will never live this down (Foundation Mengoni appear to get a free pass)
DA is still the biggest asshole, pussyface around

Community theater is all
By: Igor
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 4:10pm

Community theater is all comsuming too. Obsessed at the expense of family and friends.

Penalty for Doping
By: Mathieu Rubber Hood
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 3:44pm

...or maybe the person who finished next behind the cheater gets the bike? Assuming he/she is clean. Boy, I'd love to watch that transfer!

Penalty For Doping
By: Mathieu Rubber Hood
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 3:37pm

How about DA (or any other doper) has to forfeit the bike he used in the race? Sell on eBay and donate $$ to charity. Race waiver will stipulate these (loss of) rights. Heck, maybe they have to leave their bike with the race organizer and can pick it back up when their doping tests clear. It'll surely never pass legal muster, but boy, I'd love to watch these cheaters squirm...

all consuming?
By: Rinaldo Tank
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 1:10pm

"The sport is all-consuming; it’s not like weekend softball"

I've known ad agency softball team members who'll scream at you on the subway ride home for missing a pop-fly. Likewise, I've met some real asshole bike racers.

I've bike raced without spending several thousands of dollars per month. David: It wasn't the sport.

It was you. You chose your specific path within the sport. You were the all-consuming one.

David, I'm being very serious when I suggest you get yourself into some kind of addiction therapy, be it a shrink, 12-step program, expensive "treatment center", what have you.

Sorry for the double post
By: ...
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:49am

Sorry for the double post Andy. I accidentally posted in the hopeful friday thread.

~~~

DA got what he wanted...people know his name. Imagine, he's doing interviews with the NY times. Sorry the dope sucked the fun out of the sport for you Davey. Oprah next?

The Lisban question is an interesting one though. As one of the stars of the local scene why didn't Lisban's positive test get met with the same ire. As Andy said we've rolled this thread into multiple pages and that's never happened here before. Is it simply the nature of the substance. DA took EPO. Gold Standard stuff. Is it the time of year? A bit later in the season and guys are more tired and burnt out? NYVelocity simply have more anonymous watchers and thus more vitriol? Or is it that DA wasn't a star? Sure local wannabes liked to pretend he was the real deal, but truth is he wasn't really more than good. Is it that no one is surprised when a guy like Lisban gets popped, but a guy like David Anthony represents the common man and cheating in cat 4 and 3 races seems so much more egregious than doping at Basking Ridge.

DS>DA
By: Baptiste Rubber Hood
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:47am

DS>DA

David Sommerville
By: Director of Common Sense
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:21am

"I did inquire with several other Officials and my friends in the cycling world to see if they knew any additional information as I simply wanted to know more facts to be better informed."

You're a douche. You should be suspended too.

Hitting the mainstream media
By: Dx
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 9:47am
a catalyst for local testing
By: Mehdi Brifter
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 6:42am

depressing as this story is, I'm glad it happened if it provides the catalyst for us to really start doing some testing at local events. let's clean our community up!

Never trust a guy named
By: 285
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 6:25am

Never trust a guy named David..

why wasn't this as big of a
By: for real
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 5:19am

why wasn't this as big of a deal when lisban tested positive?

fuck this, i'm taking a year
By: Rim Job
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 5:16am

fuck this, i'm taking a year off--at least

"thanks David. I guess
By: Milan Lube
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 4:48am

"thanks David. I guess putting all the words like discovering in quotations was tongue in cheek. Bottom line is you emailed this out to your friends so that you look cool. you are a douche for that."

Dude hold on. If DA had not been a lying fraud none of the following events would have happened. He cheated, was called out. Was forced to give an admission.

Dave was marked as suspicious for a while. You would have to have been deaf not to hear the rumors. The guy lost sight of reality. Someone on his team should have staged an intervention. Anyone that tries to defend him just looks ridiculous. Step outside the CRCA cocoon and read and listen to what the rest of the World thinks of this clown show. He embarrassed NYC racing. As for others rumored this is a wake up call. USADA is all over this. Don't worry about internal testing. They will be here enough to make it redundant.

keeps getting longer...

DA
DA's so-called friends
Andy
Dan
Alex O
NYVC
Cisco
Mike McC.
David S

Who did I miss? Who's next?

Defending Somerville
By: Wouter Cable
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 4:03am

DA took EPO....got caught.....decided not to fight it. End of story.

What kind of Omerta are we talking about here?

you are the epitome of abuse
By: Gabriel Steerer
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 3:48am

you are the epitome of abuse of power

thanks David. I guess putting
By: Gabriel Steerer
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 3:46am

thanks David. I guess putting all the words like discovering in quotations was tongue in cheek. Bottom line is you emailed this out to your friends so that you look cool. you are a douche for that.

Hello All,

I would like to clarify some aspects regarding any information involved with me simply "discovering" information during the course of normal duties as a USAC Official and Race Results Coordinator and thus further inquiring information from various sources.

As part of this normal duties posting results for events I am asked to regularly check the "No Authorized to ride" list on USAC of which I did while posting last weeks results.

This list is available for over hundreds if not thousands of Officials, hundreds of Race Results Coordinators, 1000+ Race Promoters and several other levels of USAC members to include Board Members and others. Would venture to say between 5-10%, possibly more, of the total USAC membership has access to the information which makes it as close to "public" knowledge.

USAC does not have a history of posting premature, false or incorrect information on suspensions or any other aspects of their membership. When someone or something is on this list there is a reason. The list is vague in details and it just lists names, dates and infractions.

I was amazed upon discovery of this information, which is equally as evident based on the hundreds of posts here about the subject, and wanted to know more information.

Its insinuated here that I "leaked" or took advantage (Abuse) of "privileged " or "confidential" information regarding the David Anthony disciplinary suspension with direction towards malice or harm and this is not true.

I did inquire with several other Officials and my friends in the cycling world to see if they knew any additional information as I simply wanted to know more facts to be better informed.

As several days have transpired it has come to my attention that I was NOT THE FIRST PERSON to know this information locally and that other inquires were in motion too!

The "problem" is that there is a "potential" loophole in which was discovered in the system with regard to procedural rights of a "alleged" infraction. If the details are correct, USAC listed him as suspended and it should have not been listed until his actual USADA case was resolved.

I am also in the initial phases of working with USAC to help correct this "potential" error.

This effort is taken on my part as I fully respect and understand that individual athlete rights need to be addressed on all levels of sport.

Thanks for reading and understanding.

David Sommerville

He cheated on your mom
By: Kyllian Brifter
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 12:39am

He cheated on your mom

I think this will hurt his
By: CermaicSludge
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 12:37am

I think this will hurt his personal business. What a great choice DA. LOSER x 10

Cheat for a GF. What else would this dork cheat on?

Did leaking the positive make
By: Gherardo Swage
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 12:28am

Did leaking the positive make David S feel as important as DA did when he was getting the results? I hope so.

Does a WADA/USADA rep have to
By: Benjamin Headbadge
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:53pm

Does a WADA/USADA rep have to administer the test? Is there someone locally that has the proper authority to administer the test and transport the sample? Does someone have to be flown into town from USADA to do this? Or is it just AVD asks you to peepee in a cup and then disappears with the results?

Testing
By: Le Blaireau
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:08pm

If you really want to make testing effective, work at driving down the costs to actually administer the tests, and lower the number of tests. Further, drive down the costs by not testing randomly - winners/podium, and with targeted information.

What are some ways the club/teams could drive down testing costs and raise money to pay for them?
-Negotiate for bulk rate testing deals?
-Test only for targeted substances (skip the weed)
-'At event' only testing (no out of competition)
-Reg fee increases
-Lower prize $, more towards testing

I'm no expert on testing methodology and administration, and I'd like to hear some other opinions.

Dave S. to Goldman Sachs.
By: Warre Hammer
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 10:47pm

Dave S. to Goldman Sachs.

Wishful thinking
By: Wout Rear Entry
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 10:28pm

The positive test had nothing to do with DA coming clean, it was simply an abuse of information DS was privileged to

Oh my. Tell us how you REALLY
By: Rinaldo Chainline
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 10:19pm

Oh my. Tell us how you REALLY feel. Don't be shy!

I'm guessing the positive
By: Mathis Tigweld
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:18pm

I'm guessing the positive test caused DA to come clean. a leak of confidential information is orthogonal to this.

Awesome. So it took Dave S.
By: Schiatuzzo Locknut
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:43pm

Awesome. So it took Dave S. abusing his insider knowledge to get DA and the BH team to come "clean"?

Mad respect all around!

Shouldn't an official with
By: Mathis Tigweld
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:28pm

Shouldn't an official with access to confidential information keep that information confidential?

Testing at local races
By: Mohamed Polished
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:22pm

Does anyone know hom much it would actually cost to test one racer?

In local short track auto racing they have found an effective way to police themselves. You can pay a protest fee after the race if you think that someone is using illegal parts. That racers car is then inspected by race officials. If the racer is found to have cheated, he is disqualified and fined. If he is found to be within the rules, he is awarded the part of the protest fee as compensation his harrasment.
This would be really simple to incorporate into our races. Make the protest fee twice the cost of the test. If the rider is clean, he is awarded the difference. If not, use the balance to pay for random testing or donate it to the local juniors program. The cost of the protest fee would be a self-limiting factor to prevent abuse.
If someone is dominating and clearly performing beyond normal abilties ,several riders could join together and pool there resources to cover the fee.Instead of throwing around accusations, just put your money where your mouth is.

Just a thought!

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